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After Net Zero: The Negative Energy Home

by • September 10, 2013 • Green Building, Living Off The Grid, Net Zero Homes, slider, Solar Panels, Sustainable HomesComments Off on After Net Zero: The Negative Energy Home4075

The Power Haus produces all the energy it needs—and more. By:Claire Easley After Net Zero: The Negative Energy HomeThe Power Haus produces all the energy it needs—and more. Net-zero energy homes may be the hot new thing at the moment, but Josh Wynne Construction has already begun looking—and building—past that. The builder’s recent project, the...

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Family moves into first net zero Active House in the U.S.

September 10, 2013 • Green Building, Living Off The Grid, Net Zero Homes, slider, Sustainable Homes8612

We’ve seen plenty of impressive net zero houses in the past, from the motion-controlled CHIP House in California to the budget-priced Sosoljip in South Korea. But one issue that seems predominant in most energy-neutral homes is that they typically take...

Net-Zero Homes Need Labeling, Instruction Manuals

September 10, 2013 • Green Building, Net Zero Homes, Smart Homes, Solar Panels, Sustainable Homes4148

Net-zero homes need clear labeling to attract homebuyers and an instruction manual for when they are sold, according to NIST. By Candace Pearson Though this looks like a typical suburban home, it is actually a net-zero test home in which robots simulate the...

Smart homes for the smart grid

September 10, 2013 • Green Building, Net Zero Homes, Smart Homes, Sustainable Homes2576

by Gene Wang The grid has gotten smarter over the last few years, but it has not captured the imagination of mainstream consumers.  Why?  It’s because most people can’t figure out how the smart grid improves their daily lives.   For example, smart...

This smart home in Utah hits a bold new benchmark: Net zero energy consumption

September 10, 2013 • Net Zero Homes, Smart Homes3693

Michael Brown @brownieshq Aug 1, 2013 9:00 AM print The problem with the proverbial Home of the Future is that it’s usually just that: A dreamy concept that we’ll all live in some day, but that’s just too expensive and, well, conceptual to be practical...